Monday, 18 March 2019

Correfoc Burriana Fallas 2019
















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Sunday, 10 March 2019

#Fallas2019, the fun begins...

Nine days to go but Valencia is already full of strange sights...








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What could possiobly go wrong?

“The detailed way Dean has described the atmosphere of this little city in Spain is magnificent.” Salford University, The Salfordian.

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Monday, 21 May 2018

Fiesta!

It's May, it's Vila-real's Sant Pasqual fiesta, so it must be...

CORREFOC!



















And if you can't get enough of correfoc (no, neither can I)...


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A year in the life of an English teacher, teaching a class of lively Spanish seven-year-olds, in English, in Spain.

What could possiobly go wrong?

“The detailed way Dean has described the atmosphere of this little city in Spain is magnificent.” Salford University, The Salfordian.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Brief Public Life of a Falla

They say it takes a year to plan, design and build a falla. But from a plastic-swathed delivery to its spectacular cremation the public life of a falla is a brief seven or eight days. What a way to go...










Falla: Club Ortega, Burriana

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What could possiobly go wrong?

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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Nit Mágica

I remember my first 'Nit Mágica'. Must be ten years ago, Castellón, part of the Magdalena celebrations. We had friends visiting from the UK.
"Let's go!" I said, "It'll be fun."
"What is it?" our friends asked.
"Ummm, magicians. You know, rabbits out of hats, sawing people in half. It'll be great..."

It wasn't a cold night, but Castellón looked like it'd been invaded by a bunch of ski-bums, ejected from the nearest slopes for loitering with intent. There were bobble-hats, buff-masks, ski goggles, gloves and jackets... the only ski-stuff I didn't see were the skis.

I was volunteered to ask the local police where the 'magicians' were. The two officers looked at me as if I was a lunatic or British, or worse - both. They convinced us to hang around, and we managed to understand that there wouldn't be any magicians.

How wrong they were...

Nit Mágica 2017, wouldn't miss it for the world...














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What could possiobly go wrong?

“The detailed way Dean has described the atmosphere of this little city in Spain is magnificent.” Salford University, The Salfordian.

  For a free sample chapter, click HERE.